Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bakken Formation Pipeline Expansion: Enbridge Energy (EEP)

By Tim -

Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. (EEP) has announced a pipeline expansion in the Bakken Shale located in North Dakota, Montana, and Canada.

Enbridge Announces Next Bakken Pipeline Expansion Program

Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: EEP) ("EEP") and Enbridge Income Fund (TSX: ENF.UN) ("ENF") announced today that they are proceeding, subject to customary regulatory approvals, with a joint project to further expand crude oil pipeline capacity to accommodate growing production from the Bakken and Three Forks formations located in Montana, North Dakota, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The Bakken Expansion Program will increase takeaway capacity from the Bakken play by 145,000 barrels per day (bpd), which can be readily expanded to 325,000 bpd at low cost. EEP and ENF are affiliates of Enbridge Inc. (collectively "Enbridge").

Enbridge's Bakken Expansion Program will involve U.S. projects which will be undertaken by EEP at a cost of approximately US$370 million; and Canadian projects which will be undertaken by ENF at a cost of approximately Cdn $190 million. The expansion program will originate at Beaver Lodge Station near Tioga, North Dakota, in the heart of the Bakken, and will follow existing EEP and ENF rights of way to terminate at and deliver to the Enbridge mainline terminal at Cromer, Manitoba

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